ResearchMatch.org Launches Spanish Website

ResearchMatch (RM) is the national online recruitment tool that matches people interested in research with investigators throughout the United States. ResearchMatch has just launched a Spanish version of the website inviting Spanish speakers to sign-up in Spanish, enabling researchers from the Mount Sinai Health System to use ResearchMatch to connect with and recruit Spanish-speaking volunteers for their studies.

RM is a not-for-profit activity and is funded through the NIH’s CTSA program. With more than 131,000 registered volunteers and over 6,100 investigators at 154 participating institutions, ResearchMatch hopes to increase the pool of Spanish-speaking volunteers and to increase the recruitment of underrepresented groups in research.

Are you a Mount Sinai Health System Researcher interested in learning more about ResearchMatch? Register now or attend an online training!

Every initial submission to the IRB should include for approval:

  1. The use of ResearchMatch as a recruitment strategy*
  2. Your ResearchMatch contact message**
  3. Your REDCap prescreening (eligibility) survey – if desired.

* If not included on an initial submission, ResearchMatch should be added as a recruitment strategy in an amendment submission.

**Your RM contact message cannot contain study team contact information or survey links and must be less than 2,000 characters.

Already registered with ResearchMatch and wanting to recruit Spanish-speaking volunteers? Submit any Spanish contact messages to your IRB for approval (including any other participant-facing materials, such as consent forms) and ensure you are prepared for inquiries from Spanish-speaking volunteers.

Share ResearchMatch with people you know that are interested in finding out about research studies, and help us grow the number of volunteers in the New York metropolitan area!

Contact the Office of Research Services via its Research 411 Portal’s Research Subject Recruitment form by selecting ResearchMatch.org Assistance, if you have any questions or need help with the process at Mount Sinai Health System.

 

Updated Post Doc Stipends and Salaries Effective December 31, 2018

Pursuant to the Memorandum from Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs regarding updates to the post doc salary and stipend levels, the Grants and Contracts Office (GCO) has included these updates in its guidance document linked below.

Students and Post Graduates on Federal Research and Training Grants Guidance – A Compendium of Budgetary, Administrative, Application Submission, and Post Award Information

To recap, below are the updated rates:

Post Doc Minimum Salary

Years of Experience Current Eff. 12/31/2018
50,700 58,661
1 50,700 58,661
2 50,700 58,661
3 51,324 58,661
4 53,184 58,661
5 55,308 58,661
6 57,528 58,661
7 or more 59,736 59,736

Please note, regarding the use of these amounts on NIH training grant budgets, this supplementation is not reflected on the budget and does not require a cost sharing form to GCO, but the availability of funds should be considered by the PI/Department when submitting applications.

Please contact the GCO if you have any questions.

 

Updated Health Insurance and Graduate Student Rates Effective July 1, 2018

Pursuant to the 7/18/18 Memorandum from Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs regarding changes to health insurance and graduate student rates, the Grants and Contracts Office (GCO) has included these updates in its guidance document linked below.

Students and Post Graduates on Federal Research and Training Grants Guidance – A Compendium of Budgetary, Administrative, Application Submission, and Post Award Information

To recap, below are the updated rates:

Graduate Student Total Compensation

Current  Eff. 7/1/18
Direct Compensation         36,000        37,000
Health Insurance           7,335          7,999
Tuition/Fees           1,749          1,795
Total Compensation         45,130        46,794

All the relevant sections of GCO’s guidance document have been updated including the post doctoral sections since the health insurance rate has changed.  

Please contact the GCO if you have any questions.

 

Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations Announces Funding Opportunities

The Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations of the Mount Sinai Development Office provides this curated list of funding opportunities to find faculty who may be interested and to provide assistance with the application process. Please see below for some of their upcoming deadlines, and check out their website for more information: http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/portal/resources/corporate-foundation-relations

Please note – if you are interested in general funding opportunities (not a specific RFP listed here), please fill out the form linked on the site with your inquiry.

Melanoma Research Foundation: https://www.melanoma.org/research-center/research-grants

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting high-impact pre-clinical, translational, and early clinical research from scientists and clinicians around the world. The RFP calls for ideas that have the potential to lead to near-term clinical application in melanoma prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, and treatment.

Proposals will be accepted for Established Investigator Awards, Pilot Awards, and Young Investigator Awards. Please note that the following Special Opportunities are available:

  • Special Opportunity MRA Young Investigator and MRA Established Investigator Awards for Artificial Intelligence Applied to Melanoma
  • Special Opportunity MRA Young Investigator Award and Established Investigator Award in Dermatology
  • Special Opportunity Young Investigator Awards in Immunotherapy
  • Special Opportunity ASTRO-MRA Early Career Investigator Award in Radiation Oncology
  • Special Opportunity SITC-MRA Young Investigator Award in Immune-Related Adverse Events Associated with Immunotherapy

November 2, 2018: Deadline for all Established Investigator, Pilot, and Young Investigator Award full proposal applications.
November 9, 2018:
Deadline for ASTRO-MRA Early Career Investigator full proposal applications.

Whitehall Foundation Research Grants: http://www.whitehall.org/grants/

The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. It is the Foundation’s policy to assist those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by Federal Agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. In order to respond to the changing environment, the Whitehall Foundation periodically reassesses the need for financial support by the various fields of biological research.

  • Typical grants are for up to $225,000
  • Letter of Inquiry deadline is October 1, 2018.

Rolling Deadline Opportunity: Please email CorpFoundHelp@mountsinai.org if you are interested in this rolling deadline program, and the Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations will facilitate approaching the foundation.

Broad Medical Research Program @ Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Research grants are available for innovative proposals that will lead to improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, or therapy of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. BMRP-CCFA especially supports research that can be readily translated to improve the care of human IBD in the near future.

Rolling Deadline Opportunity: Please email CorpFoundHelp@mountsinai.org if you are interested in this rolling deadline program, and the Department of Corporate and Foundation Relations will facilitate approaching the foundation.